When pondering a visit to the “Garden Island,” golfers have to be aware of a general lack of real value. Frankly, in Kauai’s golf universe, there is little or no value unless you play Kauai’s fine Wailua Municipal Golf Course on a weekday. Weekends are just plain uninviting due to hordes of kama’aina (local) golfers who convene on the layout. Resident monthly unlimited golf cards from the county range from $9-$60 according to age breakdown, so there’s good reason for the crowds. Visitors pay $48 to walk on a weekday, which is still a very good deal for this engaging seaside course, which is a must play.
Since Princeville’s Prince Golf Club shuttered in late 2014 and Kauai Lagoons Resort quietly reduced from 36 to 18 holes over the past decade, Kauai has only three resort courses with AM off-property rates ranging from $205-$250. Noon to 1:30P rates are in the $125-$160 range. Play any later and you are unlikely to finish. The two daily fee courses are in the $105-$110 range for AM play.
The collateral and websites that flow out of Kauai and Hawaii do not tell the story of the reduction of available Kauai golf holes, so do your research before considering where you want to play golf, as it may affect your overall decision on which island you may or may not wish to visit.
When the limited and pricey golf equation is added to the high cost of Kauai’s resort hotels, the lack of fine dining options and road congestion in the Wailua/Kapaa area on the east coast, you have to ask the magic question…
Just how important is it to visit and play golf on the lovely Garden Island?
If you want great golf designs at Hawaii’s best golf courses that deliver unlimited golf at 40%-75% less than one-round at Kauai’s courses, visit Hawaii’s Big Island — “The Golf Capital of Hawaii.”
If you still feel that Kauai is where you want to go, we can help you with air, Alamo vehicle and lodging at our industry-leading prices. A three to five-night visit is all you will likely need. Play Wailua Municipal Golf Course on a weekday and play wall-to-wall golf on another island for a week or more.
Here’s some more advice…
Kauai’s resort hotels are extremely expensive. You may be better served by staying in condo/villa accommodations, all of which will deliver greater value and lots more space. Additionally, the Kauai condo/villa properties, as a group, seem to have some of the best views and some oceanfront locations that are not generally found on the other islands. And we know exactly where the best spots are.
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